9 items from 2014
In the middle of a very impressive press conference from Microsoft, Sam Lake of Remedy Entertainment gave Xbox owners their first look at one of the console’s most intriguing exclusives, Quantum Break.
In Quantum Break you play as Jack Joyce, and due to a failed time travel experiment, you are now imbued with the ability to control time. Lake describes the game as “time amplified, action gameplay.” Take note, sci-fi fans.
At its core the gameplay breaks down to being a third person shooter, but added to the action is the fact that Jack can slow down time and even use his ability to stop bullets. This game is clearly walking in the path once blazed by Max Payne.
But the failed experiment had averse effects beyond Jack. Time itself is now rifting and stopping at certain intervals. Developers call the phenomena “stutters.” The game's big bad, Monarch Solutions, »
- Scott Dell
Now that he is the new human face of Michael Bay’s Transformers series with a leading role in Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg finally seems to have a viable franchise going for him (along with Ted 2), after the ill-fated Max Payne movie proved ultimately forgettable, and presumed follow-ups to The Italian Job and Planet of the Apes never materialized.
Transformers 4 has its detractors, but the film’s worldwide box office take is edging toward $600 million, and with Wahlberg coming off of the (mostly) well-received 2 Guns and Lone Survivor – both of which were successful at the box office – his star is arguably as high as it’s ever been. Thus, now is as good a time as any ...
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- Anthony Vieira
So maybe we all can just agree to disagree about Transformers. The critical establishment collectively agreed to give Michael Bay the benefit of the doubt with 2011′s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which earned semi-decent reviews mainly because it was less obnoxiously worse than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. But Trans4mers led that same critical establishment into hilarious paroxysms of scathing invective. (EW’s own Chris Nashawaty called it “numbing, exhausting, and migraine-inducing.”) Predictably, the movie made $100 million over the weekend.
Bad movies have made a lot of money since forever. There’s a generation of young-dude moviegoers who »
- Darren Franich
Mark Wahlberg has made a solid career leaping from one genre from another. He has tackled dramas like Lone Survivor and The Fighter. He's gone action hero in Max Payne and the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction. But for me, Wahlberg is at his best in comedies, be it as a teddy bear-loving manchild in Ted, a philosophically tormented firefighter in I Heart Huckabees, or a sociopathic body builder in Pain & Gain. So color me stoked that he is lining up to join the Will Ferrell comedy Daddy's Home. Deadline reports Mark Wahlberg has entered into negotiations with Paramount Pictures to co-star in Daddy's Home, a laffer the studio is hot to shoot soon. If the deal is closed, Wahlberg would be reuniting with Will Ferrell, with whom he starred in the hit 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys. You might well recall that buddy-cop movie had the pair playing partners who »
Officially revealed at last year's E3, Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft have revealed a new video for their upcoming game Quantum Break, from the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake. In the video, creative director Sam Lake reveals they'll be debuting Quantum Break's signature, time-amplified gameplay at Gamescom later this summer instead of E3, but he goes on to show some new footage from the game which you can check out in the player below. »
You know, at the very beginning I was a fan of Law & Order: Svu. It probably goes without saying that I’m not inclined to be a fan of anything after 40 or 50 seasons (or whatever this show is on), but beyond the general boredom of a show that has outlived its usefulness, Svu started going downhill after two seasons, and simply wasn’t the same show anymore.
Well, whatever, such is my humble anyway.
As if to specifically mess with me, the show is now forcing me to watch it again, as Donal Logue has been given a recurring role. Fresh off of three of the coolest shows, and roles, you’re going to run into (Copper, Vikings, and Sons of Anarchy), Logue will continue the role as acting commander of the Svu.
The show returns on the 30th, and the Grey’s Anatomy-esque fun continues as Mariska Hargitay‘s character… »
- Marc Eastman
Parenthood offers many unique joys - and Beau Bridges is excited former costar Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are about to experience them."It's the beginning of a great chapter for them," Bridges told People at the "A Night at Sardi's" benefit for the Alzheimer's Association Wednesday in Beverly Hills. Bridges, 72, worked with Kunis, 30, in the 2008 film Max Payne and made it clear the pregnant star is motherhood material. "Oh, she's a sweet girl. I really enjoyed working with Mila," he said. "I wish them all the best." A parental stamp of approval from Bridges certainly means something, considering The Millers »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Mark Wahlberg arrived on our screens back in the mid 90’s with roles in movies like Basketball Diaries and The Substitute. Since then he has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest and best known leading men.
His career has been one of the most eclectic in Hollywood, having worked in Academy Award winning films like The Departed and The Fighter, to critical duds like the Planet of the Apes and Max Payne. He has also had the privilege of working with some of the best directors in the business including Martin Scorsese, David O Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson, though he has also worked with Michael Bay.
Mark’s latest movie Lone Survivor, the story of a group of solider trapped at the top of the mountain having to fight out terrorists hits cinemas this Friday.
With that in mind we’ve decided to take a look »
- Liam Hoofe
It will be an on-screen reunion for the two former stars of That ’70s Show. Mila Kunis is set for a guest appearance on an episode of Two And A Half Men in April opposite her real-life beau Ashton Kutcher, CBS has confirmed. She’ll play Vivian, a beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden’s (Kutcher) doorstep. Walden feels an instant connection with her, convinced she’s “the one.” The problem is, Walden was about to propose to someone else. Kunis is best known on TV for her roles in ‘70s Show and Family Guy. Her film credits include 2010′s Oscar-nominated Black Swan, Oz The Great And Powerful, Ted, Friends With Benefits, Date Night, The Book Of Eli, Extract, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Max Payne. She can next be seen in Jupiter Ascending opposite Channing Tatum, and Third Person, which will be released in June. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
9 items from 2014
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